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Sampling in Archaeology

Course Date: 14th June


Time: 10am-3pm


Cost: £25


Course Tutor: Colin Merrony (The University of Sheffield)


Colin currently works as a teaching fellow at the University of Sheffield Department of Archaeology, fulfilling the role of course director on their part-time archaeology  degree. He is also module co-ordinator of the department’s Archaeology in the Field, Archaeological Fieldwork and Decoding the Landscape modules.


Colin’s research interests include the economy and landscape impact of Medieval Premonstratensian Abbeys in Britain, landscape change in southern Yorkshire and the North-east Midlands, development and application of field techniques for investigating historic landscapes, the use of archaeology as a mechanism for basic skills education and for enhancing social cohesion, and the geochemistry of New Zealand greenstone


Venue: This course will be taught in the classroom at our Wath-Upon-Dearne site.


Description: This workshop will comprise both lectures and practical sessions. Participants will be introduced to a variety of archaeological sampling strategies (e.g. judgemental, stratified, random and so on).


These strategies will then be applied to a range of examples, in order to allow participants to determine how to successfully choose and implement appropriate sampling methods in both the field and laboratory.


Registration for this course is now closed.If you would be interested in taking this workshop in the future (either at our classroom facility or with your own group), please contact us at info@elmetarchaeology.co.uk and let us know!